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Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy

Pediatric muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic disorders characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration in children. The most common type, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), typically manifests in early childhood, often between the ages of 2 and 5. Children with this condition experience difficulty with motor functions, such as walking, climbing stairs, and maintaining balance. As the disease progresses, it can affect the heart and respiratory muscles, leading to more severe health complications. Early diagnosis and intervention, including physical therapy, medications, and sometimes surgical treatments, are crucial in managing symptoms and improving quality of life for affected children. Research into gene therapy and other advanced treatments continues to offer hope for more effective therapies in the future.

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Dr. Rama Krishna Cheruvu

Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Mayflower Hospital, Hyderabad

Dr. Rama Krishna Cheruvuis currently working as Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Mayflower Hospital, Hyderabad. He is a highly experienced pediatrician with over 20 years of clinical experience. Graduating as the best outgoing student and recipient of the Dr. Lavanya Mukherjee Prize from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, in 2001, Dr. [Name] also holds a postgraduate degree in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs from Sikkim Manipal University. As a life member of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Dr. [Name] actively participates in community health programs and serves as a speaker and delegate in local IAP events. Currently, Dr. [Name] is a Senior Consultant Pediatrician at Mayflower Hospital and Trinity Hospital in Hyderabad, with special interests in infectious diseases, immunization, child growth, nutrition, and adolescent counseling.

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Pediatric muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic disorders characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration in children. The most common type, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), typically manifests in early childhood, often between the ages of 2 and 5. Children with this condition experience difficulty with motor functions, such as walking, climbing stairs, and maintaining balance. As the disease progresses, it can affect the heart and respiratory muscles, leading to more severe health complications. Early diagnosis and intervention, including physical therapy, medications, and sometimes surgical treatments, are crucial in managing symptoms and improving quality of life for affected children. Research into gene therapy and other advanced treatments continues to offer hope for more effective therapies in the future.